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A dedicated network of incubators detecting new FP7 opportunities for SMEs through connecting existing regional clusters in biotech, renewable energies and IST

Objective

DETECT-it 2 aims to ensure, that the EC Business Innovation Centre (BIC) network of industrial incubators and their regional client base of SMEs are fully prepared to take full advantage of the first calls of FP7. In order to achieve this objective, DETECT-it 2 will build on ETI call) in which a network of 30 BICs across Europe was mobilized. Since the kick-off of this project, nearly 1000 SMEs have completed a detailed audit specifying their sectors of interest and their R&D skills and competencies.

DETECT-it 2 aims to take full advantage of the operational systems and SME database developed in DETECT-it 1 to introduce a new work programme. This new programme will be substantially different in that it is geared from the outset towards preparation for the first calls of FP7. In addition to the IST and renewable energy sector, biotechnology for health will be targeted as a priority area in response to the needs of the BIC SME client base. Over half of the consortium will be made up of new partners who will inject fresh ideas and new skills into DETECT-it 2. Over 600 new SMEs will be targeted to participate. These SMEs will be encouraged to develop 300+ ideas for new research projects and to submit 1000+ expressions of interest.

The focus of resources will be placed firmly on the bottom up approach of developing "SME intensive" FP7 projects through connecting regional clusters. At all stages of DETECT-it 2, the direction and success of the project will be achieved through advice and guidance from a specialist and highly experienced panel of NCPs and FP6/FP7 experts. A core team of the best performing partners from DETECT-it 1 will participate to transfer knowledge and skills learned from the past. EBN plays an active role in networking clusters with academic, investor and corporate stakeholders.

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-INNOV-5
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Coordinator

EUROPEAN BUSINESS AND INNOVATION CENTRE NETWORK
Address
Av. De Tervuren 168
Brussels
Belgium

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Participants (27)

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V
Germany
Address
Hansastrasse 27 C
München

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EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE TRANSFER OF TECHNOLOGIES, INNOVATION AND INDUSTRIAL INFORMATION
Luxembourg
Address
Rue Aldringen, 3
Luxembourg

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AGENCE BRUXELLOISE POUR L'ENTREPRISE
Belgium
Address
Rue Gabrielle Petit 4
Brussels

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CENTRE DE RECERCA I INVESTIGACIO DE CATALUNYA, S.A
Spain
Address
C/ Margallo 12
Barcelona

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INSTYTUT PODSTAWOWYCH PROBLEMÓW TECHNIKI POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Poland
Address
Swietokrzyska 21
Warsaw

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PERA INNOVATION LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Innovation Park, Nottingham Road
Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

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ZUPA PAOLO
Italy
Address
Via Giacomo Leopardi 6
Valenzano (Bari)

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Links
THE EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF INNOVATING SME'S
United Kingdom
Address
7 Granard Business Centre, Bunns Lane, Mill Hill
London

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CONSORZIO PER L'AREA DI RICERCA SCIENTIFICA E TECNOLOGICA DI TRIESTE
Italy
Address
Padriciano 99
Trieste

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SYNDICAT MIXTE ATLANPOLE
France
Address
Chateau De La Chantrerie
Nantes

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BARCELONA ACTIVA SA SPM
Spain
Address
Llacuna 162 -164
Barcelona

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COVENTRY UNIVERSITY ENTERPRISES LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Priory Street
Coventry

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TALLINNA TEHNOLOOGIAPARGI ARENDAMISE SIHTASUTUS
Estonia
Address
Akadeemia Tee 19
Tallinn

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BUSINESS INNOVATION CENTER WARSAW SP. ZO.O
Poland
Address
Ul. Pulawska 12a/13
Warsaw

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TZL-TECHNOLOGIEZENTRUM LUDWIGSHAFEN AM RHEIN GMBH
Germany
Address
Donnersbergweg 1
Ludwigshafen Am Rhein

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CENTRE DE RECHERCHE PUBLIC HENRI TUDOR
Luxembourg
Address
29, Avenue John F. Kennedy
Luxembourg

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CIMARK SA
Switzerland
Address
Rte Du Rawyl 47
Sion

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STICHTING BUSINESS & INNOVATION CENTRE TWENTE
Netherlands
Address
Hengelosestraat 705
Enschede

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INNOSTART NATIONAL BUSINESS AND INNOVATION CENTRE FOUNDATION
Hungary
Address
Fehervari 130
Budapest

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HERMIA BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT LTD
Finland
Address
Hermiankatu 1
Tampere

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SOUTH WEST BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY CENTRE
Ireland
Address
Nsc Campus, Mahon
Cork

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AGROBIOPOLE WALLON ASSOCIATION SANS BUT LUCRATIF
Belgium
Address
Rue Camille Hubert 2/2
Les Isnes

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BIC OSTRAVA S.R.O
Czechia
Address
Mostarenska 1156/38
Ostrava - Vitkovice

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BIC LAZIO SPA
Italy
Address
Via Casilina 3\t
Rome

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PUBLIC RESEARCH ORGANISATIONS TRANSFER OFFICES NETWORK EUROPE AISBL
Belgium
Address
Rue Des Palais 44
Brussels

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BUSINESS AND INNOVATION CENTRE FRANKFURT (ODER) GMBH
Germany
Address
Im Technologiepark 1
Frankfurt

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CICOM ORGANISATION (CENTRE INTERNATIONAL DE COMMUNICATION ET D' OPÉRATIONS MULTIMÉDIA)
France
Address
Antipolis Innovation Campus, 300 Route Des Crêtes
Sophia Antipolis

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